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CASIO COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY WITH ITS EXTENSIVE DIGITAL PIANO PORTFOLIO
Casio’s Wide Variety of Digital Pianos, Including Its New Compact Grand Piano™, Offers Features for Musicians of All Levels
DOVER, NJ, October 1, 2015 – Music is a universal language that brings people together and Casio America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, is encouraging musicians worldwide to celebrate this by joining forces on International Music Day. To commemorate this special day, Casio invites musicians of all skill levels to celebrate with their family, friends and fellow artists by jamming out on their favorite Casio digital pianos. Created forty years ago by the International Music Day Council, International Music Day is celebrated on October 1st every year and is dedicated to promoting the value of music in people’s lives.
“At Casio, we believe in the mission of International Music Day to inspire musicians to create peace and harmony in their music and everyday life, and we work hard to support that mission when developing our products,” said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument Division. “Our new Compact Digital piano, the CGP-700, is a prime example of this effort, offering a wide range of features that make music fun and enjoyable for all.”
The CGP-700 features Casio’s latest technological achievement, the Color Touch InterfaceTM, which includes a premium icon-based 5.3” touch display with 168,960 pixels. This bright, clear and easy-to-use interface enables musicians to choose tones, select rhythms, split and layer sounds, and more. Instrument tones and rhythms are organized by category and selective use of color allows users to easily view their current selection as well as other choices that are available.
The new Compact Grand Piano features Casio’s world-class Tri-Sensor 88-note scaled hammer action keyboard with simulated ebony and ivory keys. The company’s superior engineering has resulted in the authentic piano feel that musicians expect in a grand piano. The scaled hammer action captures every detail of a performance and provides the weight and resistance of an actual grand piano.
It also incorporates a unique three-way sound system with 40 watts of total amplification. Four speakers are located in the top of the CGP-700 which provide a rich stereo experience, and two additional speakers are located in the included stand, to provide the low frequencies to handle instruments like bass and drums with ease.
The Casio CGP-700 also offers the following:
- Stereo concert grand piano with four (4) dynamic levels.
- 550 built in-tones including newly developed ones for guitars, basses, strings, brass, organs and more
- 200 new rhythms utilizing new drums and percussion
- Direct buttons for Grand Piano, transpose and performance registration functions
- New insert and system effects engine
- Two (2) headphone jacks on the front panel
- Stereo audio recording and playback via USB
- ¼” Line outputs, USB MIDI
The CGP-700 is now available at music dealers nationwide for an MSRP of $1,099. To learn more about Casio’s full portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.